The Open Data Institute will catalyse an open data culture that has economic, environmental and social benefits. It will unlock supply, generate demand, create and disseminate knowledge to address local and global issues.
We will convene world-class experts to collaborate, incubate, nurture and mentor new ideas, and promote innovation. We will enable anyone to learn and engage with open data, and empower our teams to help others through professional coaching and mentoring.
Founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt, the ODI is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, limited by guarantee company.
The ODI has secured £10 million over five years from the UK Government (via the UK innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board), and $750,000 from Omidyar Network, and is working towards long-term sustainability through match funding and direct revenue.
With a 5,000 sq ft convening space based in the heart of London's thriving Shoreditch area, and a global remit, we invite everyone interested in developing Open Data to get in touch.